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Databricks Strengthens Presence in Latin America, Appointing Marcos Grilanda as Vice President and General Manager

March 25, 2024
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Former AWS executive brings decades of experience leading and scaling operations across LATAM growth markets

São Paulo, Brazil, March 25, 2024 - Databricks, the Data and AI company, today announced the appointment of Marcos Grilanda as Vice President and General Manager for Latin America. Grilanda brings 20 years of enterprise technology and regional leadership experience to the role and recently relocated to São Paulo, Brazil. He is responsible for leading the company’s growth throughout Latin America (LATAM) and driving Databricks adoption for businesses across a range of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, and retail. 

Prior to joining Databricks, Grilanda was the Managing Director of Latin America for Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he spent nearly a decade building and managing the high-growth business and scaling operations across LATAM. Previously, he held leadership roles at Oracle and Emerson Network Power.

“We are thrilled to welcome Marcos to the Databricks team to fuel our continued growth and success throughout Latin America,” said Andy Kofoid, President of Global Field Operations at Databricks. “We have a massive opportunity to help companies unify, govern, and act on their data and become AI-driven organizations. Marcos’ expertise and proven track record scaling high-impact teams and driving customer success will prove invaluable as we help organizations across LATAM achieve their data and AI goals with the Data Intelligence Platform.”

Databricks has expanded its footprint in LATAM with recently opened offices in São Paulo, Brazil and San José, Costa Rica. The Databricks team in the region more than tripled over the past year, growing to over 150 people. The company continues to actively hire for a variety of technical, customer-facing and operations roles to support regional growth.

“This is a pivotal moment of rapid innovation in data and AI and Databricks is leading the charge in the enterprise,” said Marcos Grilanda, Vice President and General Manager of Latin America at Databricks. “I see tremendous opportunity for businesses across Latin America to unlock the full potential of their data with the Data Intelligence Platform. I’m excited to work with our customers and partners throughout the region to help them drive business value and make an impact with data and AI.” 

Databricks helps leading companies like Banco Bradesco, Banco Hipotecario, iFood, PicPay, Via, and more around the world leverage the Data Intelligence Platform to transform their businesses and drive innovation through the use of data and AI. Only the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform combines the unified data and governance benefits of the data lakehouse with the transformative capabilities of generative AI. 


About Databricks

Databricks is the Data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe, and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake, and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on LinkedIn, X and Facebook.


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